♦ Winners …

  • LAURYN HILL
    A federal judge postpones the South Orange-raised hip-hop singer’s sentencing on tax violations, giving her two more weeks to pay $504,000.
  • LOWENSTEIN SANDLER
    Private equity giant Cerberus Capital Management retains the Roseland firm for the potential sale of firearm maker Freedom Group.
  • PFIZER
    A federal judge in Newark throws out a securities fraud suit over development of an Alzheimer’s drug.
  • SAYREVILLE
    A federal judge dismisses a gentlemen’s club’s civil rights suit over a borough ordinance restricting BYOB policies to restaurants.

♦ … & Losers

  • BUDGET RENT-A-CAR
    A federal judge in Newark denies its motion to dismiss a suit by customers who paid a 75-cent surcharge for frequent flyer miles.
  • IMMIGRANTS
    A Third Circuit Court of Appeals panel says immigration officials can detain a deportable alien even if he’s not taken into custody for years after his jail term ends.
  • JERSEY SHORE
    A Rutgers-Eagleton poll shows most residents believe it will take several years for the state to recover from Hurricane Sandy.